Griezmann scored twice in Barca’s win over Betis. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)With the Serie A now up and running, all the major five leagues in Europe are now in action.This past weekend produced less of shocks as most of the big boys registered anticipated victories in their respective fixtures.In Spain, defending champions Barcelona came from a goal down to register a 5-2 victory over Real Betis, their first of the 2019/20 campaign.Still without the injured Lionel Messi plus Luis Suarez and Osman Dembele, Barca suffered an early scare as they went behind to a Nabil Fekir goal on 15 minutes.However, they recovered to ensure that they are level by halftime through Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann added a second just after the break to turn the game on it’s head before Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and substitute Arturo Vidal all scored to see the home side take a 5-1 lead. Loren Moron pulled one back for the visitors but it turned out to be a mere consolation as Barca sealed their first victory of the season after two games.In the capital, Real Madrid were held to a disappointing 1-1 drew at home to Real Valladolid. After a tense opening 80 minutes, Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with 8 minutes to play but as Real tried to hold onto the victory, the visitors had other ideas. Sergi Guardiola equalized with just two minutes on the clock to silence the Bernabeu and hand his side an unlikely point in the end.For Real’s cross-city rivals Atletico, they moved joint top of the standings after scrapping to a 1-0 victory away to Leganes.As anticipated, it was a tough contest and Diego Simone’s side had to wait until 19 minutes from time before Vitolo scored the all-important goal that puts them second on the log.Sevilla like Atletico also still hold a 100% record after overcoming Granada 1-0 away from home on Friday. Joan Jordan scored the only goal of the night 7 minutes into the second half. This is the second victory in as many games since the start of the league two weeks ago.Elsewhere in Spain, Levante came from behind to beat Villareal 2-1, Celta Vigo bounced back from their opening day defeat to overcome Valencia 1-0 at the Abanca Balaidos while Sociedad were 1-0 winners at Mallorca.The other four games in the La Liga all ended in draws.In the German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich bounced back from an opening day 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin, defeating Schalke 3-0 at the VELTINS Arena.Star striker Robert Lewandowski continued his fins start to the season, scoring all three of the Barivians’ goals. The Pol now has five in two games having also scored a brace on opening weekend.Lewandowski scored a hat trick this past weekend.In the same game, Philip Coutinho who had joined Nico Kovac’s side earlier in the week, came off the bench 12 minutes into the second half, to replace Thomas Muller.As Bayern were registering their first victory, rivals Dortmund were also winning away from home.Lucien Favre’s side who came into the game top of the standings came from a goal down to defeat newly promoted Koln 3-1. Jordin Sancho, Ashraf Hakimi and Paco Alcacer scored the goals for Dortmund who still hold a 100% record after two games.Four other sides hold the same record as Dortmund; Freiburg, RB Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Leverkusen are also yet to drop a point this season.This past weekend, Freiburg beat up on Paderborn 3-1, Leipzig were 2-1 home winners against Frankfurt, Wolfsburg powered past Hertha 3-0 while Leverkusen defeated Dusseldorf 3-1 away from home.Elsewhere in Germany, Hoffenheim were 3-2 winners at home to Bremen, Gladbach registered their first victory as they beat Mainz 05 while Augsburg were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin.In the Italian Serie A, defending champions Juventus started their title defence with a scrappy 1-0 victory away to Parma.Captain Giorgio Chellini scored the winning goal on 21 minutes before star-player Cristiano Ronaldo saw his season opener cancelled out by VAR.Chellini (right) scored Juve’s winner against Parma.On a weekend that was littered with goals, Napoli came from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 4-3 in a thriller. Eric Pulgar put the hosts ahead via the spot on 9 minutes but Napoli scored twice-through Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne-before halftime to turn the game on its head.After the break, Nikola Milenkovi levelled matters for Fiorentina 6 minutes after the break but Jose Callejon put Napoli once ahead once again five minutes later. With 25 minutes to play, debutant Kevin Prince Boateng levelled the game but Insigne ensured victory for Napoli two minutes later.AC Milan new manager Marco Giampaolo got off to a poor start as his side were beaten Udinese. Rodrigo Becao scored the all-important goal with 18 minutes to play.In Rome, AS Roma were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Genoa. Roma who took the lead three times in the game, scored through Cengiz Under, Edin Dzeko and Alexandre Kolarov while Genoa’s goals were scored by Andrea Pinamonti, Domenico Criscito and Christian Kouame.Elsewhere, Lazio powered past Sampdoria 3-0, Torino defeated Sassuolo 2-1 while Brescia were 1-0 surprise winners at Cagliari.In Ligue One, PSG returned to winning ways this past weekend as they defeated Toulouse 4-0 at the Parc de Princes.It was not as easy as the score-line suggests and Tomas Tuschel’s side had to wait until the 50th minute to get the break through-Eric Choupo-Moting scoring the goal.The Cameroonian international struck one again either side of Mathieu Goncalves’s own goal and Marquinho’s first of the campaign.PSG who have started the season without want-away superstar Neymar Jr have now won two and lost the other of their three games.PSG have won two of their first three games.Monaco continued their trend of seeing a player sent off as they threw-away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Nimes.Just like in the opening two fixtures, this time it was Jemerson who was shown red in the 55th minutes with Monaco leading thanks to first-half goals by Islam Slimani and Wassim Ben Yedder.The one-man advantage was the catalyst that Nimes required to get back into the game as Romain Philippoteaux and Ahoueke Denkey scored in the last 20 minutes to grab a point.Elsewhere in Ligue One, Nantes, Bordeaux, Angers, Brest and Rennes were all victorious in their respective fixtures.All La Liga Results from the past weekend-Granada 0-1 Sevilla-Levante 2-1 Villarreal-Osasuna 0-0 Eibar-Real Madrid 1-1 Real Valladolid-Celta Vigo 1-0 Valencia-Getafe 1-1 Bilbao-Alaves 0-0 Espanyol-Mallorca 0-1 Sociedad-Leganes 0-1 Atletico-Barcelona 5-2 BetisAll Bundesliga results from the past weekend-Koln 1-3 Dortmund-Hoffenheim 3-2 Bremen-Dusseldorf 1-3 Leverkusen-Mainz 1-3 Monchengladbach-Augsburg 1-1 Union Berlin-Paderborn 1-3 Freiburg-Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich-Leipzig 2-1 Frankfurt-Hertha Berlin 0-3 WolfsburgAll Serie A results from the past weekend-Parma 0-1 Juventus-Fiorentina 3-4 Napoli-Udinese 1-0 Milan-Cagliari 0-1 Brescia-Hellas Verona 1-1 Bologna-Roma 3-3 Genoa-Sampdoria 0-3 Lazio-SPAL 2-3 Atalanta-Torino 2-1 SassuoloAll Ligue-One Results from this past weekend-Amiens 1-2 Nantes-Dijon 0-2 Bordeaux-Angers 3-0 Metz-Brest 1-0 Reims-Monaco 2-2 Nimes-Strasbourg 0-2 Rennes-PSG 4-0 ToulouseComments Tags: BundesligaFrench Ligue OneLa LigaSerie Atop
25 January 2013Ghana beat Mali 1-0 in a crucial Orange Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. In the other group game, Niger claimed its first ever Afcon points with a goalless draw against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Ghana and Mali were considered the two favourites in Group B prior to the start of the tournament, but on Thursday the Black Stars needed a win more than the Eagles after allowing the DRC to come back from two goals down in their first outing to force a draw, while Mali edged Niger 1-0 with a late goal. Fortunately for coach Kwesi Appiah, his charges delivered the much needed victory.With a final group match remaining, Ghana now top the standings on four points, Mali has three, DRC two and Niger one.Controversial incidentPlaying the early game, Mali had a decent chance to strike early on after goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda handled the ball outside his box and picked up a yellow card.It could easily have been a red, as Seydou Keita would have been through on goal had the goalkeeper not picked up the ball. Keita took the free kick, but was narrowly wide of Dauda’s right hand post with his effort.Ghana began to fire away from distance on Mamadou Samassa’s goal, but struggled to find their range. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu then came oh so close to giving the Black Stars the lead in the 33rd minute when he rose high to head towards goal. He beat Samassa, but struck the left-hand post.GoalShortly after that, Agyemang-Badu was brought down inside the box by Adama Tamboura and the referee pointed to the spot. Wakaso Mubarak took the penalty kick and duly converted for his third goal in just six internationals.The second half failed to rise to any great heights, with the match degenerating into a stop-start affair. Mali failed to make an impression on the Ghanaian defence, with Isaac Vorsah leading the way for the Black Stars, while Ghana pushed for a second goal, but couldn’t find it.Cheick Diabate had a chance to snatch a late equaliser for Mali, but he made a mess of a rebound from a corner and Ghana moved to the top of the table.Apart from Vorsah, Agyemang-Badu, left back Harrison Afful and midfielder Albert Adomah, with good linking play, stood out for Ghana. Diabate and captain Seydou Keita were the best of the Malian players, but for the most part the Eagles were pushed onto the back foot and forced to defend.‘We can do better’Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah, although happy with the result, felt his team could improve significantly. “Tactically, the team was much disciplined and there was no loss of concentration. We still got a lot to offer and can do better in our next games,” he said.Mali coach Patrice Carteron conceded that the Black Stars were the better team on the day. He said: “Ghana were better than us in the first half. In the second half, we tried to score but their defenders were good and prevented us from scoring. We have our last game and will try to qualify from it.”Fair share of excitementDespite there being no goals, the clash between Niger and the DRC produced its fair share of excitement as both teams created good goal scoring opportunities only to be foiled by the respective goalkeepers.In the fourth minute, Modibo Sidibe should have given Niger an early lead after he robbed defender Larrys Mabiala and burst through on goal, with only the goalkeeper to beat. His low, curling shot struck the base of Muteba Kidiaba’s left hand post, however, and the DRC breathed a collective sigh of relief.In the 13th minute, Dieumerci Mbokani had a good chance to put the Leopards in front. He was picked out with a cross to the far post where he chested the ball down and fired a right footed shot that goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda, who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Chippa United, did well to parry around the post for a corner.Brilliant saveDaouda then made a brilliant save just before the break, stopping Mbokani again when the DRC had a three-on-one overlap on attack. Mbokani looked odds on to score with the ball at his feet, right in front of goal, almost on the penalty spot, but Daouda shot off his line and threw his body in front of the shot to prevent what looked like a certain goal.In the second half, Moussa Maazou tested Kidiaba with a stinging shot and a header, but the DRC net-minder was up to the challenge. Late in the game, Kidiaba pulled off another fine save at full stretch to secure a second draw for the Leopards.Daouda’s save just before the break was perhaps the highlight of the contest, while he received good support on the night from defender Koffi Dan Kowa. Kidiaba was good in the DRC goal, while Mulota Kabangu was at the centre of a number of good attacking forays for the Leopards.‘Proud’Gernot Rohr, the head coach of Niger, was satisfied with his side’s showing, saying afterwards: “I’m very happy with our performance. It was historic as Niger won a point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. You can only be proud of your team when you have such players.”DRC coach Claude le Roy felt his charges had missed out on an opportunity to put pressure on the group’s big two of Ghana and Mali. “We did not play well today,” he said. “We missed some chances in the first half which we could have scored. I believe we can do better.”The draw means all four teams in Group D are in with a shot at a place in the quarterfinals. One suspects, however, that the pre-tournament favourites, Ghana and Mali, will progress to the next phase. The Black Stars take on Niger in their last outing, while Mali face the DRC.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Dairy Goat Association‘s 2018 National Show has been running this week at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, continuing through Saturday. Ohio Ag Net’s Lea Kimley caught up with the ADGA president Robin Saum from Fairfield County and Kirt Schnipke, of Ober-Boerd Dairy Goats, (who had the Reserve Grand Champion Oberhasli at the competition) to talk about the unique aspects of the dairy goat world. This among the largest national dairy goat shows ever with over 3,200 animals pre-registered and nine breeds represented.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentHosted by Collette Tours, one of the oldest and most respected 4-star tour operators in the United States, Ohio Farm Bureau presents the “Discover the Alpine Countries” trip departing Sept. 12, 2019.Have an amazing trip experience dreams are made of and travel with other Farm Bureau members to the Alpine countries of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Transportation, lodging, several meals and well-known highlights are included in the 13-day excursion. Some of the must-see highlights include Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace, Salzburg and a Mozart Dinner concert, Munich, Oberammergau, the Black Forest, Innsbruck, Zermatt and Lucerne Switzerland, known as the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”“Many of our members have traveled the United States extensively, but a trip like this will give them the opportunity to see other countries as well as the peace of mind of traveling with a top-notch tour operator, and traveling with a similar group of great people,” said John Marihugh, Ohio Farm Bureau director of member services.Base rates for this 13-day trip are about $4,600 each, based on double occupancy, and about $5,000 based on single occupancy.Two informational, in-person seminars about the trip are being hosted:Tuesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Panera Bread 6665 Perimeter Loop Rd Dublin, OH 43017Thursday Feb 7 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Farm Bureau Office 8460 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133To RSVP for a seminar, or for more information about the trip, contact Marihugh at [email protected] or call 614-249-2400.Travel BenefitsOhio Farm Bureau members can save up to 25 percent off Avis base rates when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide.Ohio Farm Bureau members can always save up to 25 percent off Budget base rates when making a reservation with Budget. Plus, members can receive other great offers like dollars off, a free upgrade or a free weekend day.Also take advantage of special discounts available through Ohio Farm Bureau’s Hertz member savings program.To learn more, log into your account. Choose Member Benefits under the Membership tab and then click the specific benefit logo. Leave a Comment
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On Wednesday 44 year old Eddy Cerant took condom use to an entirely new level… at least in recent history. Police say the man, now charged with possession of controlled drugs used a transparent condom to store cocaine. Related Items:Eddy Cerant charged with possession of controlled drugs, man found hiding drugs in condom, man gets 9 months in prison and deportation after being found with drugs coming in on a flight from Grand Turk It is still important to curtailing sexually transmitted diseases and even a new mosquito borne virus, namely ZIKA is fended off with the use of a condom. A tip to Police led to the search, arrest and conviction of Eddy Cerant. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Condoms; first introduced in the year 1855 as a means of birth control with their popularity and importance soaring once HIV/AIDS became an epidemic. The man entered a guilty plea on Friday and is sentenced to 9 months in jail for the crime; after which he will be deported to Haiti. Add to the strange choice of a hiding place for the cocaine, the man hid the 144 grams or four ounces of illicit drugs in his anal area; that is where Police found it when he was searched after disembarking a flight from Grand Turk on September 8, 2016.
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Former President and renowned scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will deliver the India Habitat Centre Annual Lecture on Evolution of a Nation with Prosperity and Value System at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on February 20.The Annual Habitat lecture was launched in 2013 and this year marks the third year of the series. The lecture is expected to attract a diverse audience of members of the India Habitat Centre, students, teachers, prominent social personalities, key opinion-makers, general public and the media. Kalam has been a source of unending inspiration especially to the youth of today. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’His talks have covered a wide variety of subjects including the model for development of India, Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge and leadership. He has been delivering his lectures all across the country and outside India also. His lectures have been profound, thought provoking and inspiring. No wonder his lectures always draw large crowds.Apart from his lectures he has been a prolific writer. His Vision for India has been set out in his book India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium. Apart from books he has also written poems and songs. His life has inspired many Biographies. He started his career as a Scientist and worked in the Defence Research and Develpoment Organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation. He has made extremely significant contributions to the Indian scientific and defence achievements. He was elected President of India in 2002. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (2007).
There is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 this morning. The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Northbound D Road at City Road Interchange. Early reports suggested it was on the southbound carriageway near Sideway Roundabout. This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area – a lampost has been damaged and some electrical work is being carried out. Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.12:57Slip road reopensThe A500 sliproad has now reopened.10:37Broken down vehicle causing delays on M6 Slow traffic and one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe).Lane one (of three). 08:35Broken down vehicle on M6One lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is blocked.07:00UpdateThere is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 this morning.The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Northbound D Road at City Road Interchange.Early reports suggested it was on the southbound carriageway near Sideway Roundabout.This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area.Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.06:34Lane closed due to earlier accident on A500There is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Southbound D Road at Sideway Roundabout.This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area.Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.06:18Accident cleared on A500This accident has now been cleared and traffic on the A500 is now reported to be flowing normally.We will bring you more information on incidents on roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire as it happens.05:52Location of the accidentMotorists are advised to expect delays following an accident on the A500 this morning.The crash has taken place on the A500 D-Road at the A5006, near Sideway Roundabout.It is unclear which direction on the carriageway the accident has taken place on or if the road is blocked.The accident is understood to have taken place at around 5.30am this morning.We will bring you more information on this incident as it becomes available on the live feed below.The reported location of the accident